Join us on Pentecost Sunday, May 24, and be inspired by Pastor Phil Hirsch! Pastor Hirsch is Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Evangelical Mission in our Metro D.C. Synod. His focus is on evangelism, stewardship and ministry with people living in poverty. He will be our preaching and presiding minister that morning. During the adult education hour, he will share with us the best practices of growing congregations in the Metro D.C. Synod.
Pr. Hirsch went to Susquehanna University and then received a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in 1990. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in 1997 in preaching with a focus on alleviating violence in the inner city. He was awarded a Leadership Grant from the Lily Foundation to continue his work and study in South Africa in 1998.
Pr. Hirsch served as pastor in Camden, New Jersey and, most recently at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He has served as a Synod Council member, Conference Dean, Candidacy Committee member, Chair of the Division for Ministry, Colleague Group Leader for First Call Theological Education and he worked with the Burned Churches Project of the National Council of Churches.
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